Materials Rack

Materials Rack

For the shower room renovation the builder recommended water proof concrete backer boards for the cubicle. After a long chat with the man at the counter at the DIY store I managed to get these ordered and delivered at the

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Scrap yards and motorway junctions

With the recent fire next to the M1 and the damage caused to motorway supports the highways agency are planning a risk review. But this got me thinking as to why a scrap yard would be placed there in the

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The Buzzard Waits for Waste

The Buzzard Waits for Waste

Reasons to be more careful in the workshop: “He hovers over your machine every broken tool every piece of scrap is food for his gluttonous carnage” Image credit: Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis. Found via Lloyd Alter

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Clocks, robots and electric motors

Clocks, robots and electric motors

An aspiration of many an model engineer is to make a clock. Roger Wood of Klockwerks has made hundreds of clocks in his livein workshop in an old munitions factory in downtown Toronto making a range of fabulous clocks. The

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Machined blob

Machined blob

This weekend I machined up one the castings from last week’s melt. Here’s the stages from scrap to machined results. Step 1Some scrap ali that I found round the back of the shed, sawn up into suitable sized pieces to

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